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97 Maxima won't run until the temperature gets over the cold mark

Or starts idling just below 1000rpm. It will die if I put it in gear before its gets a little warm. It usually doesn't do it unless it's cold outside or has sat up for a few days. Any ideas?

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  • Lynsey Welborn Feb 24, 2009

    Well I've never had any battery or alternator trouble out of it and it's been doing this for a while now. Has a new air filter, plugs are ok, would the catalytic converters being stopped up have anything to do with it? I know they are bad the car has 305k miles on it but I actually have never had any problems except replacing the starter once.

  • Lynsey Welborn Feb 25, 2009

    It actually revs up when I turn the steering to the left or right. All the fluids are good too. I guess I'll just get a diagnostic run on it.

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HI!! did you check the Alternator o the belt.check the batt.status than go from this point .check air filter , any loss wire from the Batt the water inside the batt, the las thing you have to check is the ,; TB posicion;

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  • delgadostat Feb 25, 2009

    HI!!!!! Ok!!! let me think star the car and let run for 2 min. after that turn the steering to the l and r. ir you feel the power goes a little down check the power steering belt.and the fluid, do you have check engine ligth on????. if you dont have a computer . go to any local autozone. they check it for you free . try to write it down the codes. let me know you codes .am going to need you chek this for me . air filter.engine oil level. tranns fluid level this you have to check w/ the engine runnin. battery cables, has to be tigth. conectors like mass air flow sensor. trotle body. any vacum hose you me hear any hiiizzzz sound.. and the last thing get some brake cleaner. w/ engine off spray all around the intake manifold. star the car. if the rpm goes high and than goes down maybe you have intake gasket problem... Ise you later letme know the results when somebody help you w/the codes

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